THE AjJAIR COUNTY nEVS
SOME ALFALFA EXPERIMENTS.
In view of tlie widespread as well aa
increasing interest in tbe subject of
alfalfa growing it is worth giving a
summary in this department of bulla
tin No. 136, which has been lately is
sued by the Nebraska experiment sta
tion and tells of the experience of
farmers in different parts of the state
In getting a start with this valuable
legume. Twelve farmers co-operated
In the work, carrying it on according
j, to suggestions and directions of the
Etation directors. In this eo-operativr
experimental work it was the aim to
try out and compare the effect of three
treatments in securing a stand of al
falfa and on subsequent growth
first, liquid nitrogen cultures sent out
by the United States department of
agriculture; second, soil from well
established alfalfa Gelds, and, third,
farm manure. Owing to the prevalence
of drought and grasshoppers during
the years 1910 and 1911 there was a
tailure on the part of some of the co
operators to get a stand, but the re
sults secured by hose who did get a
stand brought gut the following con
clusions: That the use of farm manure
In proper amounts and properly ap
plied is to be strongly recommended,
that where difficulty is experienced in
getting a stand the soil should be in
oculated and that inoculation with
soil from a well established alfalfa
field or sweet clover patch gave uni
formly better results than were secur
ed by the use of liquid cultures.
FOR CANNING SMALL FRUIT.
A lady reader of these notes gives
the writer the following recipe for
canning strawberries, raspberries and
other small fruits and has given him
. can of fine looking strawberries as
proof that the method she follows Ib
a success: She first sterilizes her cans
and covers with boiling water, then
fills them with the uncooked berries,
setting the cans in a dishpan contain
ing a quantity of warm water. Prior
to this she has prepared her sirup,
which is boiling hot. As soon as the
water in the pan is brought to a boil
the cans containing the berries are re
moved to a platter and the sirup ia
then poured over them. As the ber
ries shrink some, reducing the volume
In the cans, enough sirup is added so
that the cans run over. The covers
are then screwed on, and the job is
done. The chief advantage of this
method seems to be that the berries re
tain their shape much better than
where they are cooked for some time.
SEED CORN TESTS.
Decent tests which the students of
the agricultural course of the high
school in the writer's home town have
made of a large supply of seed xrn
saved last fall have brought out two
interesting facts first that ears that
were picked and hung up in September
before any heavy frost occurred show
a practically perfect germination test,
while ears that were picked after the
first heavy freeze not only show a
larger number of dead kernels, but in
many Instances the germinating power
of those that grow is weak. If the
average farmer would act on the infor
mation contained in these tests pick
his corn before there is any frost and
nse care in keeping it dry during the
winter there would be practically no
such thing as a seed corn problem.
IMPORTANT TO DAIRYMEN.
It looks very much as if the day was
not far distant when all dairymen
furnishing milk to cities of any consid
erable size would be compelled to test
their cows yearly for the detection of
tuberculosis. The supreme court of the
United States has affirmed the deci
sion of a lower court granting munici
palities the right of insisting on this
test and this gives the necessary foun
dation. The wise dairyman who looks
to the future of his business will not
only take the steps necessary to eradi
cate the disease, but will look caref ully
to the conditions under which his c iwa
are kept so as to reduce to a miniu.um
the likelihood of the development of
the disease. And lie will be justified io
advertising his milk as from tubercu
lin tested cows
The Nebraska College of Agriculture
last year sent out inquiries to 2.0O
farmers who are engaged in the grow
ing of wheat and found that with but
few exceptions they burned their
straw. The station officials say that
in effect these farmers, as well aa
thousands of others who follow the
same practice in Missouri. Kansas and
Oklahoma, are guilty of arson and n
directly impairing the productivity and
physical quality of their soils. Th
station discourages this practice anil
urges the us of the straw as a rough
age for winder feeding, as a fertilizer,
as a preventive of soil blowing, to im
prove the drainage, to loosen heavy
and adbesiv-e soils and for bedding.
A PRACTICAL EXPERIMENT.
!Co more needed or practical experi
ment cowld be conducted by the class
In agrjfTilture in many sections than
that of making a test of alfalfa grow
tag. Directions best suited to the ell
mafic and soil conditions of any local
Ity would be gladly furnished by the
directors of the state agricultural col
lege. Rightly conducted, such an ex
periment would furnish Just the data
that dozens of farmers In the territory
tributary to the school would be only
too glad to get Tho experiment would
unquestionably prove both practical
THE PASTOR SPRINTED.
He Made a Good Run In Record Time
With Plenty of Reason.
One of the traditional stories of the
town of Fairfield, Conn., recounts a
wild dash from the pulpit made by
a worthy and beloved pastor of the
Episcopal flock. Dr. Labaree.
It was on a Sunday more than a hun
dred years ago. The service had been
read, the prayers said, the hymns sung,
and tbe parson began his sermon. As
he proceeded his gestures became very
energetic. He brought his right hand
down with great force. Then he turned
pale, cleared the pulpit stairs at a
bound, dashed out of the church door
and ran toward the pond a short dis
The congregation followed in bewil
dered pursuit and saw their venerable
pastor with flying robe rush Into the
water until It came to his neck. Then,
turning round, he faced his astonished
audience- and said:
"Dearly beloved brethren, I am not
crazy, as no doubt many of you think,
but yesterday at the drug store I bought
a bottle of nitric acid and carelessly
left it in my pocket today.
"My last gesture broke the bottle. I
knew the suffering the acid would cause
when it penetrated my clothing and
rushed for the water to save myself
He drew several pieces of glass from
his pocket in witness of the tale. Then
he dismissed the company and hurried
FROZEN WITH HEAT.
A Remarkablo Process Known as tho
Freezing Is usually associated with
cold, but water can be frozen on a red
hot plate. This pretty experiment has
rightly been called the caloric paradox.
If a drop of water is placed on a red
hot or white hot metal plate it does
not suddenly flash into steam undek
the influence of the great heat It does
not even boil. It simply evaporates
quietly and slowly as It rolls about the
plate. Now. suppose that the drop on
ihe plate is a volatile liquid like sul
phurous acid. It will evaporate, and
this evaporation will produce oold. Let
a drop of water fall in the sulphurous
acid drop and it will be frozen In spite
sf the heat
SI. Boutigny thus froze water on a
white hot platinum capsule. Faraday
carried this remarkable experiment
aven further. Pouring some ether and
solidified carbonic acid gas on a red
hot platinum capsule, he formed a
spheroidal mass which evaporated very
Jowly. He then brought some mer
cury Into contact with it and this wan
Instantly frozen. Now, mercury re
quires a temperature of 40 degrees be
low zero to solidify it, and here it w?g
frozen on redhot nlatinum.
No "Deadhead" Trip.
One of the most famous of American
shipping lines in the palmy days of our
marine was the Cope line, which ran
between Philadelphia and 4verpooi,
says the author of "Memoirs oi fbarlefl
EL Cramp." By this line John Ran
dolph of Roanoke determined to sa to
2nssla when he had been appointefi
minister to that cduntfy by President
Jackson. Entering the office of the
company In Philadelphia, he said to a
clerk In his usual grandiloquent man
ner: "Sir, I wish to see Thom.s P. Cope."
He was shown to Mr. Cope's office.
'T am John Randolph of Roanoke,"
he said. "I wish to take passage to
Liverpool in one of your ships."
If he expected to be tendered a pas.
he was grievously disappointed.
"I am Thomas Cope," replied fie
head of the lin. "If thee goes aboard
the ship and selects thy stateroom and
will pay $150 thee may go."
An Ants' Sewing Circle.
A party of German naturalists re
cently returned from Ceylon have re
ported the existence of a species of ant
that has been observed in the act of
sewing two leaves together for the pur
pose of forming a nest This report
confirms the observations of the Eng
lish naturalist Ridley, made in 1S90.
They saw a row of the insects pulling
the edges of leaves together, then oth
ers trimming and fitting the edges, and
finally the completion of the work by
still other ants which fastened tho
edges with a silky thread yielded by
larvae of the same species the workers
carried in their mandibles. It is said
that the sewing ants pass the thread
giving larvae like shuttles through
holes in the edges of the leaves. Bos
For the Boy's Sake.
A Roseville man stopped smoking for
the sake of his yo-mg sou. '"It 1 smoke '
I shall set him a oad example." he ar- j
gued and gave up tobacco with many j
sighs of regret For three years he has '
done without the weed. The other
night he found a box of little cigars in
the boy's coat pocket, a well smoked
brier pipe in the youngster's tool box
down cellar and a pack of cigarettes in
the woodshed. Newark News.
"In order to succeed in any line of
business," said the great merchant,
who was given to the habit of moral
izing, "one must begin at the bottom."
"I tried that" replied the young man
with the fringed trousers, "and now
I'm on my uppers." Exchange.
His .Mother Hiram, ain't you
'shamed o' yourself settin up till half
past 8 playin' solitaire? Whar you get
your taste for gamblin I don't know.
No man can do nothing, and no mro
an do everything- German Pro7erl
THE SAME OLD SEASONS.
They Are Just About as They Wero
Couple of Centuries Ago.
The belief of many people that the
seasons are undergoing some kindrof
change has led Professor Ignazlo Galll
to examine the weather records of the
entire eighteenth century.
The investigations of Professor Galli
show fifty-one winters that lasted well
Into spring, thirty-one warm winters,
thirteen unusually early winters,
twelve mild winters followed b? cold
springs, eleven mild winters followed
by mild springs, eleven cold autumns,
eight very warm springs, eight" sum
mers with frosts and five very warm
autumns. There was one instance ofj
six consecutive warm seasons. More
than three-quarters of the periods of
unusual weather occurred between the
middle of autumn and the end of
spring. Many times during the eight
eenth century the same apparent anom
alies recurred at the same seasons in
several successive years. In every case
the seasons regained their normal char
acteristics. There have always been persons who
imagined that the seasons were becom
ing warmer or colder than before.
There is. however, small foundation
for such beliefs. The world Las in
deed experienced many cold summers
and many warm winters, but such sea
sons are not the rule, but the excep- J
tion. Youth's Companion. j
NOT AFRAID OF COFFINS.
Among the Chinese They Are Gladly
Accepted as Presents.
Some one who knows Chinese peo
ple very well once told a tale to show
that they do not permit themselves the
luxury of nerves She said she had
gone one day, before the Boxer riots,
to visit an old lady who lived out in
the country far beyond Weihsici.
When the American woman arrived
the old lady was out. but presently she
came in and announced that she had
just been out "watching the men dig
her grave, but as it began to rain she
had told them to wait for a pleasanter
day." She did not die for years after
that but she had the comforting as
surance that her grave was ready for
her without any unseemly haste when
ever she cared to occupy it
The same American had the expe
rlenco of sleeping in a room -with a
very large coffin when she was visiting
a Chinese friend, and the next morning
the old grandfather of the family call
ed her attention to its excellences and
explained that his son had made him a
present of it. "Isn't tho wood fine!" he
asked admiringly. "It cost a lot of
oney." Old people accept such pres
ents as marks of filial love, and not at
all as a hint for them to occupy tht
coffin. New York Post
Before General Luke Wright became
governor general of the Philippines he
practiced law in Memphis It so befeh
on ono occasion that he was engaged
to defend a man for murder, while bis
sou was the state prosecutor.
In his final argument while pleading
with the jurors to free his client Gen
oral Wright wept copiously. As he fin
ished his speech and sat down, wiping
ii's still streaming eyes, the younger
Wright rose to close the case for the
"Gentlemen ot the jury," he began.
"I am overcome with admiration for
my father. Tie has powers whicb
even I. his son. did not suspect he pos
sessed. Yn;i behold him shedding tears
for his cliei.t, who. I am informed, has
paid him only a small fee Gentle
men of the jury, I never before knew
my father could weep in court for less
nmn ?.-!.( :n" Saturday Evening Post
Relax In the Water.
Lew Sarett explains the difficulty
which the nonswlmmer has in remain
ing afloat in "The Knack of Learning i
to Swim," in Outing, as follows: j
"The nonswlmmer. fearing the wa-;
ter. very naturally tenses his muscles j
as he struggles to keep his head above
the water until be is as hard as a rock,
and, like a rock, he sinks, whereas the
swimuuM. having no fear, relaxes his i
muscles and hence becomes buoyant, j
The explanation is a simple physical
out-. Tense, taut muscles increase the '
specific gravity of the body and makei
it t-iuli a. water: loose, relaxed muscles
.given an ordinary supply of air In the
iiingsi will make the body float"
A Little In Advance. '
A Washington man and his wife,
whose domestic complications are fre-1
quent. hut not serious, had one evening
called upon a married couple. On their
way home the lady said: i
"Now. in the case of the Parkers, I '
should say it was an ideal marriage. ;
Really, I believe they both think abso-'
lutely alike." k '
"Charming people, charming people!"
said hubby. "But about the thinking,
Gladys, if you will notice, she general-'
ly thinks first" Lippincott's.
"There's a foreign couple living in
the flat next to us, and tbey are simply
torment to my wife."
"They quarrel incessantly, and she
;an't understand a word of it" Lou
Took Its Place.
"How did they happen to meet?"
"He ran over that poodle of which
she was so fond."
"Did he replace It?"
"Looks that way He and she are
now engaged." Louisville Courier
7ournal. Never depend upon your genius If
pon have nonp, indurb'y will supply
the deficiency. Ruskia
SPLENDORS OF SPACE.
Matchless Beauty of the Milky Way as
Seen In a Telescope.
The Milky way, or galaxy, is an ap
parent ring extending entirely around
the universe of stars visible in the
largest telescope. It is composed of
suns in literal millions. They are so
remote that, as seen from the earth,
they appear to be close to each other,
while really they are separated by
millions and billions of miles. To the
eye the belt of soft light looks like n
continuous band of cloth of pearl, but
telescopes have the effect of bringing
objects nearer. This separates the
filmy cloud into many millions of glit
tering but minute points on the black
background of space. At a distance
forest trees seem to be close together,
but as they are approached they sep
arate and stand oloce.
It is next to impossible to describe
the matchless beauty of the Milky
way as seen In a telescope of great
power. Carpet a large room with
black velvet Hang many electric
lights in the ceiling. Throw down and
scatter all over the black floor a bushel
of minute diamonds, rubies, pearls,
saphires, opals, amethysts and other
gems. Then turn on the light
You would have a faint imitation of
the supernal glories of the galactic
hosts. For the appalling depths of
space look black in our great tele
scopes. In places these suns look by
perspective as though they were ar
ranged in piles, heaps and banks or
built up into colossal windows, or
twisted into spirals, or dashed into
wisps and cosmic spray. In some
places the concentration is so great
and dense that only the most power
ful telescopes on earth can magnify
enough to bring out details. A few
clusters exist that have not so far
been resolved into these needle points.
And the height of human happiness
Is to watch these vast congeries of
distant suns in a huge telescope.
George Wharton James in National
TURNED INTO STONE.
j Petrified Objects Are Common In Re
' gtons Where Limestone Prevails.
Petrified objects are found in a great
' many sections of the world, most of
) them in sections where limestone is
, Petrified wood is quite common. Bits
of wood, pieces of bark and small
twigs are the more common, but in
some places whole logs are found, and
these are so well petrified as to show
I the bark as perfect as when the tree
i was growing. Different kinds of wood
petrify. It depends more on the
i amount of lime than on the quality of
In Arizona whole trees are petrified.
, and, in fact, whole forests have been
; turned into stone, and some wonderful
; specimens are to be found there. The
I petrified trees are sometimes cut up
! and converted into various articles of
Petrified moss is found in many
(- places. It is very beautiful. Petrified
grasses, leaves of trees and petrified
nuts and fruits have been discovered
m some places. Petrified reptiles and
' small animals have also been found.
Cobs from which, the grains of corn
have bfien removed make rather curi
ous petrifications. One of the most cu
rious found is that of a piece of honey
comb turned into solid stone, but
showing every honey cell perfectly
shaped and equally distributed just as
the honey bees had built it. If tin
comb had contained honey the water
had dissolved that, for the cells wer.
Petrified human remains are not uc
common. In some of the cemeteries in
sections where limestone prevails iu
abundance bodies have been lifted to
move them to other cemeteries, and
they were found to be turned to stone.
As he started out with the bushel of
ashes he walked into a clothes line that
he didn't see.
When he had picked himself out of
the ash pile and recovered his hat he
stood in the back yard and relieved his
"Henry." called his wife.
"Well?" he snapped.
"Don't stand out there to do it Come
straight into the house and tell me
that it's all my fault" Detroit Free
Thay both had sections of the papei.
"Here's a New York man gives his
wife a diamond necklace." said she.
"Nothing like that ever happens to me."
"Well." said he, "ljere's a Chicago
man gives his wife a black eye. Noth
ing like that ever happens to you.
either, my dear." Louisville Courier
Journal. The Oval Moon.
According to a discovery made by
Professor Castadilobo of Portugal, the
tooon .is not round, but oval. Cinemat
ograph - pictures, taken during an
Sclipse of the sun. show a difference of
three miles between the greatest and
She Anyhow, you must admit he is
well bred mau. Did you uotlce his
knowledge of Aristotle? He I did:
and if you want my candid opinion. I
don't believe he's ever been there.
A Crazy Act.
Owner of Car-Why did you leave
your last place? Chauffeur The guy
I worked for went crazy started shin
gling his house when his ear needed
uew tires. Puck.
A RUINED ROMANCE
Genevieve Ward's Story of Her
PARTED AT THE CHURCH DOOB
After a Dramatic Ceremony Following
a Complication That Became an In-
j ternational Affair and Was Ended bj
. Our Government and the Czar.
' In Mrs. Tweedie's "Thirteen Years
jof a Busy Woman's Life" are some
! stories of Genevieve Ward, the famous
I One morning in March, 1008, came a
knock on Mrs. Tweedie's door, and In
walked Miss Ward.
' "Out for my constitutional, my dear,"
she exclaimed. "So I thought I would
Just look you up. I have walked sis
miles this morning, and after a little
rest and chat with you I shall walk an
other mile home and enjoy my lunch-'
eon all the better for it"
"You are a marvel!" exclaimed our
author. "Seven miles and over seventy.
I saw your 'Volnmnia' was a great sue-1
cess the other day when you played it
"Yes," she said, "and the next day I
stnrtfetl izt Same. I got a telegram say-
' ing one of three old cousins, with whom
I was staying in Rome a few weeks j
J previously, had died suddenly, so four
hours after receiving the message I set
"Wore you very tired?"
"No, not at all. I knitted nearly all
the way and talked to my fellow pas- ,
f scngers and when I arrived, instead of
resting, went at once to see to some
business, for these two old sisters, one
of whom is blind, were absolutely pros
trated with grief and had done nothing
I while awaiting my arrival. I stayed a ;
fortnight with them, settled them up '
and arrived back a few days ago."
, Here is the pathetic story of Miss '
' Ward's marriage tragedy as she told ft
to Mrs. Tweedie:
"I was traveling with my mother and
brother on the Riviera in 1S33 when
j we met a Russian, Count de Guerbel
! He was very tall, very handsome, very
fascinating, very rich and twenty-eight
I was seventeen. He fell In love with
me, and It was settled I should be mar
ried at the consulate at Nice, which 1
! was. But the Russian law required
I that the marriage should be repeated
In the Russian church to make the
', ceremony binding; otherwise I was hl3
legal wife, but he was not my legal
I "It was arranged, therefore, that 1
should go to Paris with my mother,
the count going on iu advance to ar
range everything, and we would be re
married there in the Greek church.
1 When we arrived in Paris it was Lent
' when no marriage can take place ir
, the Greek hurch. and so time passed
, "He inirst have been a thoroughly
, bad man, because he did his best at
that time to persuade me to run away
with him. alwavs reminding me that 1
was his Jeiral wife. The whole thing
was merely' a trick ot this handsome, j
fascinating raseaT. - He "promised fne
that if i would go to him he would
' take me to Russia at once, and there
i we should be remarried according to
the rules of the Greek church. Being
positively frightened by his persist
1 once, I told my mother. At the same
time rumors of De Guerbel's amours
and debts reached her ears, and she
wrote to a cousin of ours, then Ameri
can minister in St. Petersburg, for con
firmation of these reports.
"My cousin replied. 'Come' at once.
i We went, I, of course, under my name
of Countess de Guerbel, which I had
naturally assumed from the day of on:
wedding at Nice, and we stayed at the
embassy in St. Petersburg. The
count's brother was charming to me.
He told us my husband was a villain
and I had better leave him alone. That
1 was impossible, however. I was mar
ried to him. but he was not married to
i me. and such a state of affairs couln
' not remain.
! "It became an international matt.-.r.
! and it was arranged by the Anieri .in
I government and the czar that we
should be officially married at War
I saw. The count refused to come. The
! czar therefore sent sealed orders, for
j his appearance. Wearing a black dress
J and feeliug apprehensive and misera
I bly sad. I went to the church, and at
t the altar rails, supported by ray father
and mother aud the count's brother, 1
met my husband.
"It was a horrible crisis, for I knew
my father was armed with a loaded
revolver, and if De Guerbel refused to '
give me the last legal right, which was
morally already mine, its contents
would put an end to the adventurer's '
life. There we stood, husband and
wife, knowing the service was a mere
form, but the marriage was lawfully
effected. He had completed his part
of the bargain, and we had learned his
villainy. At the door of the church we
parted, and I never saw him again."
"That executor is very energetic in
carrying out the various provisions of
"He does seem to be working with a
will." Baltimore American.
Huxley said that an oyster is as com
plicated as a watch. All we know
about it is that it's awful to swallow
one that Is out of order. New Orleans
One He mnt be thatchedwith an
other or it will soon rain through.-Owen.
This matter must not be reprinted with
out special permission.
Shipments of raw cotton from the
United States to France alone last year
were worth $07,000,000.
Corn silage and bright, clean hay
make a good ration for dairy cowsy
and good yields of milk have been re
ported where no other food was given.
The housewife may at times find it
worth remembering that a pinch off
soda added to milk that Is close to the
souring point will keep It from cur
dling on being heated.
It would seem as if the balmy fall
and winter had been about offset by
the chilly days of April and May antL
that there should be some warm, grow
ing weather -coming to us.
In waging a dandelion extermination:
campaign there Is little use in digging:
np the plants at the blossoming perlotl
unless the blossoms are removed and
destroyed, for if they are left many o2
them will mature seed and scatter it
Encourage the boy by letting him
have some of the money he gets for the
sale of stuff from the garden which he
has helped care for. The Scripture
saying that "the laborer is worthy cT
his hire" applies to boys as well as
men. There is no kind of garden flower
that Is hardier or easier to raise than
the violet. It has few pests and!
thrives under the same general condi
tions as does the wild violet A root"
or two will give a very large return ir.
satisfaction for the trouble taken to
care for them.
In the 'ase of both horses and cattle
(and folks might be added to the list
there is no scrub that Is more of a:
scrub or more conspicuous than a thor
oughbred scrub. This means that it
takes something more than a pedigree"
on paper to make either a man or a
animal worth his salt.
A very convincing reason for swat
ting the fly now is that under average
conditions it will become the grand
father cr grandmother of l.GOO.OOO.OOO
by tho time the middle of September
rolls around. The writer hasn't veri
fied these figures by actual count, but
gives them on what seems to he good,
It may be a homely notion, but th
writer somehow has the thought thaC
with all of the many varied floral crea
tions resulting from the ingenuity 6X
plant breeders there has been nothing:
perfected that surpasses in exquisiter
coloring and beauty or in rich yet deli
cate fragrance a spray of wild ri
It is well for both gardener amfe
farmer to remember that cultivatioa h
primarily for the purpose of stirring
the soil to insure proper circulation i
air and moisture and secondarily for
the destruction of weeds. The one
process serves both purposes it Is true,
but it is sheer folly to stop cultivation?
just because there are no weeds. ,
AH animals appreciate and are tfie
healthier for having a dry place im
which to rest and sleep, and this ia
particularly true of the milk cow an
of the brood sow and her litter of lit
tle pigs. Many of the ills from whicht
the animals named suffer as well afe
a good deal of loss might be prevented
were greater care exercised in this ona
The writer planted some string bean
this spring when he planted radish, let
tuce and peas. The plants are now in
their fourth leaf, but he has had to
cover them half a dozen time3 to pre
vent their getting nipped with thee
frost, and he has concluded that planar
ing beans in early April is a good deal!
like hatching chicks in February iu
that both are a bit out of season.
Everything that Is transplanted fca
the garden these days should be safe
guarded from attacks of cutworms by
wrapping the stem a couple of inches'
above the ground with paper. If the:
worms are especially bad one should"
prepare poisoned bran or clover,. 5k
cording to directions recently giiaa in
these notes, and scatter it stlong the
plant rows in the evening, so that tbe
worms will get hold of it during thei
nisbt" - -
At Rothamsted, England, Is IocatecL
an experiment station on which esperi
ments in crop production have beru
conducted consecutively for a-, period,
of sixty years. Among other interest
ing facts brought out Is that wheat
that has been grown every year of thls
period on the same tract now yieldsj
but one-fourth as many bushels per " '
acre as an adjoining tract on whicb
there has been followed a four course
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